Lack of volunteers threatens Osoyoos Lake society

Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society president Brigit Arnstein is pictured in this contributed photo.
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OSOYOOS – A society formed 25 years ago to protect Osoyoos Lake is in danger of folding.

The president of the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society says several board members are resigning and there is a lack of volunteers.

“We may have no choice but to dissolved the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society,” Birgit Arnstein says in a media release.

Arnstein says several board members plan to step down at the society’s upcoming AGM and no one has stepped up to replace them.

“I will also be resigning my post as president unless we can replace these board positions with enthusiastic and committed volunteers to help us move forward with important initiatives such as protecting Osoyoos Lake from invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels,” she says in the release. “There is simply too much work to be done by too few volunteers.”

The non-profit society run by volunteers was formed in 1991.

She says anyone interested in running for the board of directors or becoming a volunteer can call her at 250-495-0728 or send her an email at

The AGM is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at the Sonora Centre in Osoyoos.

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